AlphaBIOS to SRM (and back?)
I downloaded the SRM 5.3-3 rom image from Microway, since they said
it was necessary to convert to SRM from AlphaBIOS with a "lx164"
motherboard. AlphaBIOS was able to load this image (overwriting itself
of course) and SRM 5.3-3 just gives me the same D/CSOF (Digital/Compaq
Screen of Death) that other versions of SRM did. The only difference seems
to be that this one really overwrote AlphaBIOS and I can't get it back.
I can execute AlphaBIOS by using the fail-safe boot jumper (which looks
for a rom image on a floppy to load) and using a diskette with
for AlphaBIOS 5.66 on it. When I then try to upgrade the flash ROM (using
the Upgrade option in ALphaBIOS), I get a screen that looks like every
is ok, a window with:
-- loading lx164nt.rom --
Old version: SRM Console 5.3-3
New version: AlphaBIOS 5.66
F10 to continue
When I continue, I get an error window that says:
--ROM Update Failure --
An unknown error condition occurred during ROM update.
My only goal at this point is to get my system, including AlphaBIOS, back.
I am convinced that God did not intend the lx164 to use SRM.
Any suggestions, short of replacing the motherboard with an Intel, would be
Victor R. Cain (865)435-5084 Fax:(865)435-9709
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